Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Authentic Friendship in an Age of Social Media

Have you ever questioned the role of friendship in your life?

Why do women have a need for authentic friendship - to be accepted, supported, and loved?

How has social media changed our idea of friendship, perhaps making it more easy to find like-minded friends, or more difficult to deepen new friendships?

How does authentic friendship relate to our femininity?

Please join us for an exciting and pertinent talk on
Authentic Friendship in an Age of Social Media
given by Sister Helena Burns and Lisa Schmidt

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013
Doors open at 7:10pm
Event begins at 7:30

Saint Philomena Catholic Church
3300 N Twelve Oaks Dr
Peoria, IL

There is no cost to attend this event,
though a small donation for this special event is very appreciated!

A dinner with our guest speakers will be offered at 6:00pm for $10. Separate RSVP required.

Hosted by First Saturday Women's Group
Please RSVP to:
Email: firstsaturdaypeoria@gmail.com
Phone: (309) 397-0157

Sister Helena Burns, Daughter of St. Paul, of Chicago is an active social media user, as well as an expert on Theology of the Body. She will be discussing the ideas of femininity, friendship, and social media through the lens of Theology of the Body - wow! Check out Sister's blog at www.hellburns.blogspot.com.

Lisa Schmidt is a wife, mother, and co-author of The Practicing Catholic with her husband Joel. She is also involved in several women's ministries on the parish and diocesan level in Des Moines, IA, and enjoys writing about faith, family, fine arts, food, and the feminine genius. Lisa writes at www.thepracticingcatholic.com.

Lisa and Sister Helena were both part of the special Meet the Bloggers feature at the 2012 Behold Conference and are excited to be returning to Peoria for this event - and we are honored to have them!

First Saturday is a Catholic women's group open to women of all ages and all parishes. We meet monthly for prayer, discussion, and fellowship, seeking holiness in our everyday lives.

For those not familiar with St. Philomena Parish, it is located in a neighborhood bordered by main streets US 150 (War Memorial) to the north, University Street to the west, Sheridan Rd to the east, and Forrest Hill Ave to the south. Twelve Oaks Drive is a north/south street but does not reach US 150, so you have to enter the neighborhood from University, Sheridan, or Forrest Hill.

St. Philomena is located at the north end of Twelve Oaks Drive, and the Sacred Heart Room is at the last (farthest northwest) entrance to the parish campus. The parking lot is along a soccer field. Call (309) 397-0157 if you have any questions or trouble finding us.